March, 2008

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About the UK Academic Team Blog

The Microsoft Academic team is here to support the teaching and learning of technology in UK universities. We do this in a number of ways including:

  • events for academics and students

  • competitions such as the Imagine Cup

  • delivering talks and demos at your campus

  • running pilot projects using key new technologies

If you would like to contact us to find out how we can support you then please email ukacinfo@microsoft.com.

 Academic Team

We are:

Top Left: Andy Sithers - Academic Team Lead

Top Centre: Anna Liza Lomibao - Student Marketing

Top Right: Ben Coley - Academic Developer Evangelist Intern

Centre Left: Allison McVety - Academic Information Manager

Centre Right: Ed Dunhill - Academic Developer Evangelist

Bottom Left: Kat Wilbey - Academic Marketing Programmes Manager

Bottom Centre: Mark Johnston - Marketing Lead

Bottom Right: Muhammad Walji - Marketing Intern

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    Champion IT - the award for outstanding IT professionals

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    I spotted this post on Eileen Brown's blog and thought it would be great to have some academic nominations/winners. If someone in your IT dept is an unknown hero then please put their name forward. Claire Technorati Tags: Champion IT , Competition , Teaching...
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    New Expression community site

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    Visit http://expression.microsoft.com to experience the new Expression community site. This is a fantastic resource giving access to forums, training links, news and inspiration related to web design. Claire Technorati Tags: Expression , Teaching , Student...
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    RSDE vacancy in medical imaging

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    A new group is being formed at Microsoft Research, Cambridge (UK) to work on Medical Imaging. This has been prompted by the establishment of a new product group in Redmond under Peter Neupert - the Health Solutions Group (HSG). We are planning a group...
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    A legal copy of Office 2007 Ultimate for £38.95

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    The countdown to the end of the Ultimate Steal student offer has started. The deal (Office 2007 Ultimate edition for £38.95) ends at the end of April. If you want your students on campus to hear about the offer before it closes, you can let them know...
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    A 15 minute demo that will change the way you teach and the way your students learn

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    http://channel8.msdn.com/Posts/OneNote-the-Mega-Tool-for-Learning/ Take the time to watch this demo, it has some great ideas in it that really are changing the ways that teachers teach and students learn. Claire Technorati Tags: OneNote , Student , Teaching...
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    New Expression Web materials available

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    Expression Web Curriculum and Your Learning Guide to Expression Web are two new resources that were recently uploaded to the Academic Resource Centre . Claire Technorati Tags: Teaching , Expression Web Share this:
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    Silverlight competition: Be all you can be!

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    We have just announced a fun competition utilising our new Silverlight technology. If you or your students are currently exploring what you can do with Silverlight then why not put your efforts to use and enter. The task: to restyle our Mix:UK07 website...
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    Perspectives: A new resource

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    Today we're launching a new Microsoft-oriented interview series called Perspectives at http://perspectives.on10.net . The show will touch on a variety of topics including robotics, digital identity, e-science, and social software. The format is an audio...
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    PhD Scholarship applications now open

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    The website is now ready for the next PhD Scholarship applications call http://research.microsoft.com/ero/icd/phd/ Deadline: 10 September 2008 As previous years, applications must be made by PhD supervisors not by students. Supervisors will be informed...
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    Microsoft Excel as the new 3D games engine?

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    It seems so unlikely and yet Peter Rakos has made it happen. Be amazed here . Claire Technorati Tags: Teaching , Student , Games , Excel Share this:
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    Lecturer exchange to Norway

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    Does your university teach .NET technologies in basic programming courses? If so then one of the University Colleges in Oslo would be very keen to offer an exchange starting Autumn 2008 for one academic year. Please let me know if you are interested and...
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    Try out the Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta

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    A few days ago, our colleagues at Corp. announced the public availability of Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta http://workspace.officelive.com the new Web-based extension of Microsoft Office that lets people access their documents online and share...
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    SteveB firing on all cylinders

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    I’m not privy to the background between Mr Guy Kawasaki and Mr Steve Ballmer, but Guy clearly enjoyed the opportunity to interview Steve, and planned on giving him a hard time. The first few minutes of the interview reminded me of my press training: Sometimes...
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    Silverlight on mobile phones

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    If you haven't already signed up to our Silverlight launch event , haven't visited the SIlverlight showcase site and/or haven't tried the free tutorials then now is the time to do so because the hot news is that Silverlight is coming to a Nokia mobile...
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    Mix it up!

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    Hi! I'm Alfred Biehler , working with Microsoft UK alongside Claire in Microsoft's Developer platform group. My focus is on all our UK developers, and I've been given the opportunity to attend the MIX conference at Las Vegas. My expectations of the event...
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    Undergraduate placement year openings

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    Creative Sharepoint are offering a 2 bright, confident and friendly Software Engineering undergraduates the opportunity to come and work in an agency which designs, deploys and delivers Sharepoint to a variety of clients, large and small. Working alongside...
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    3 new achievement awards added to the Imagine Cup

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    Entries are now being accepted for 3 new sections of the Imagine Cup; The Interoperability Award , The Windows Live Award and The Accessibility Award . Reasons for participating in these award include: · Practicing and demonstrating real-world technical...
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